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GWIPP Events - Academic Year 2010-2011

Dylan Conger
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration
Multiple Imputations: Introduction and Application in Stata
Thursday, April 28, 2011, 12-1:30PM

See Dylan's presentation here.

GWIPP Events - Academic Year 2009-2010

Dylan Conger
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration
Using Multiple Imputation to Address Missing Values in Public Policy Data
Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 12-1:30PM

Multiple imputation is a method for substituting missing values in a
data set with plausible replacements.  In many circumstances imputing
values for the missing data yields more reliable estimates than other
conventional means of addressing missing data, e.g., dropping
observations, mean substitution, etc. Recent advances in methods and
software now make MI practical for a large number of public policy
research applications.  Indeed, most major software packages now feature
MI procedures (e.g., Amelia for R and Stata, Stata's MI, SAS's Proc MI &
Proc MIANALYZE).


Matthew Dull
Assistant Professor in the Center for Public Administration and Policy, Virginia Tech
'Missing' Something Important? Using the Heckman Selection Model in Policy Research
Wednesday, March 3rd, 12 - 1:30PM

Results-Model Reform Leadership: Questions of Credible Commitment
Land Recycling, Community Revitalization, and Distributive Politics: An Analysis of EPA Brownfields Program Support

See slides from Dr. Dull's talk here.


Brandon Bartels
Assistant Professor of Political Science, GWU
Using Multi-Level Models in Public Policy Research
January 21st, 2010

See slides from Dr, Bartels's talk here.

GWIPP Events - Academic Year 2008-2009

Garry Young
Associate Director, GWIPP
"Beyond Statistical Significance: Using Stata Post-Estimation Procedures to Examine Substantive Effects"
December 2, 2009
While it is mandatory in most quantitative analyses to address the statistical significance and direction of a relationship, researchers often pay little attention to whether a relationship is substantively important. This practically-oriented workshop will illustrate the use of some post-estimation routines for deriving the "substantive significance" of relationships for commonly-used estimators such as OLS, seemingly-unrelated regression, logit, probit, poisson, and ordered probit. Most of the talk will focus on the use of the Clarify suite of routines with Stata.

See slides from Dr. Young's talk here.

GWIPP Events - Academic Year 2007-2008

April 3, 2008 - Public Policy Research Methods Workshop
Susanne Beechy and Leah Curran - TSPPPA
Using Qualitative Software in Public Policy Research
In their talk, Susanne and Leah provided an overview on the uses of qualitative software. The powerpoint presentation for that overview is here. The overview was followed by practical demonstrations of Atlas.ti and NVivo.

February 6, 2008 - Public Policy Research Methods Workshop
Bill Adams- TSPPPA
Using Survey Methods

GWIPP Events - Academic Year 2006-2007

February 6, 2007 - Public Policy Research Methods Workshop
Stephanie Cellini - TSPPPA
Using Regression Discontinuity in Policy Research

February 1, 2007 - Public Policy Research Methods Workshop
Pamela Klein - Census Bureau
How to Use the American Community Survey

January 24, 2007 - Public Policy Research Methods Workshop
Paul Rich - Policy Studies Organization
Publishing in the Policy Sciences: Getting the Ideas to the Consumers

November 29, 2006 - Public Policy Research Methods Workshop
Pamela Klein - Census Bureau
American Community Survey

GWIPP Events - Academic Year 2005-2006

February 9, 2006
Elizabeth Stuart - Mathematica Policy Research
Click here for lecture slides. Click here for the referenced paper.

January 25 , 2006 - Public Policy Research Methods Workshop
Garry Young - George Washington Institute of Public Policy
A Practical Guide to Multiplicative Interaction Variables in Policy Research
Slides
from Garry's talk | File 1 from Garry's talk | File 2 from Garry's talk

GWIPP Events - Academic Year 2004-2005

April 21, 2005 - Public Policy Research Methods Workshop
Eric Lawrence - The George Washington University
Why, When, and How to use Logit and Probit

February 1, 2005 - Public Policy Research Methods Workshop
Steven Balla - The George Washington University
Time Counts: Applying Event History Analysis to the Study of Public Policy
Slides from the Balla talk.

November 2, 2004 - Public Policy Research Methods Workshop
Sudip Bose - Department of Statistics, GWU
Bayesian Inference: Why and How to Use Prior Information

October 12, 2004 - Public Policy Research Methods Workshop
Ivan Cheung - Department of Geography, GWU
GIS, Spatial Analysis, and Policy Research

September 22, 2004 - Public Policy Research Methods Workshop
Fred Joutz, Department of Economics
Time Series and other Dynamic Regression Models

 

GWIPP Events - Academic Year 2003-2004

April 26, 2004 - Public Policy Research Methods Workshop
Kathy Newcomer, School of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Qualitative Methods

March 29, 2004 - Public Policy Research Methods Workshop
Langche Zeng, Department of Political Science, GWU
Graphical Methods, Social Network Analysis, and Structural Modeling
Slides from Zeng's talk, Paper from Zeng's talk.

March 4, 2004 - Public Policy Research Methods Workshop
Phil Wirtz, Department of Management Science, GWU
Heirarchical Linear Models (HLM)
Slides from Wirtz's talk., Audio version of Wirtz's talk.

January 29, 2004 – Public Policy Research Methods Workshop
Ralph Mueller, Department of Educational Leadership, GWU
Structural Equations Modelling

November 13, 2003 - Public Policy Research Methods Workshop
Andrew Bennett, Georgetown University
Qualitative Methods
Bennett paper

October 28, 2003 - Public Policy Research Methods Workshop
Dave Ribar, Department of Economics, GWU
Selection models
PowerPoint slides

September 25, 2003 - Public Policy Research Methods Workshop
Paul Wahlbeck, Department of Political Science, GWU
"Funding Research at the National Science foundation"